Last time I had this problem I thought the bottom bracket was going. 
 Talked to Riv and they suggested taking off the crank arms, cleaning them 
out and then applying grease (like Phil Wood grease) to the hole or taper 
before reinstalling.  Worked like a charm.  They also suggested that just 
cranking it down could cause damage if the crank is already out of 


On Monday, October 17, 2016 at 4:57:30 AM UTC-7, Eric Karnes wrote:
> I could use the collective wisdom of the group...
> I have clicking sound that is driving me to distraction. It occurs on my 
> SimpleOne when I pedal. Sounds like one click per pedal rotation and it's 
> especially bad when I'm cranking down when I'm powering up a 
> hill. I'm pretty sure it's coming from the crank area. Two issues add to 
> the mystery:
> 1. Everything is new. Brand new Shimano UN55 bottom bracket and new Sugino 
> XD2 crankset/chainrings. While it was my first bottom bracket install, I 
> think everything went smoothly. Drive side threaded in almost all the way 
> by hand without a problem. Non-drive side was a bit tougher, and I needed a 
> wrench, but I attributed it to the anti-seize tape that they cover the 
> threads with on that side. Cranked everything down by hand with a big o' 
> wrench ala the Riv video and torqued the crank bolts to the proper specs. 
> 2. This has happened twice before. My previous commuter, an old Trek 
> converted to single speed had the same problem. Brand new Shimano UN55 
> installed by my LBS. Started clicking after 10 miles or so and never 
> stopped. And the previous BB/crank on the SimpleOne had the same noise, 
> albeit louder.
> Any suggestions? Has anyone run into a similar problem before? I'm fairly 
> new to fixed/ss. Am I missing something?
> Thanks!
> Eric

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